Weekly News Digest 3/30/2020

Long Row of Typewriters

Weekly Resin Report: Periods of calm alternate with feverish activity, as resin markets reckon with Covid-19

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 3/20/20

PE price hikes called off

PolyPlastics develops new PBT grade for high voltage connectors

Plenty of work for compounders during outbreak

Dow enacts more safety steps at Louisiana plant following Covid reports

Michael Day Enterprises alive and well with new compounds

Materials firms work to fortify supply chain

PolyOne seeing minimal disruption from Covid-19


Weekly News Digest 3/23/2020


Weekly Resin Report: After slow start, week ends with large volumes of PE changing hands

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 3/13/2020

Covestro develops new UV-transparent PC aimed at Li-Ion batteries

Domo Chemical to open nylon compounding plant in Pinghu China

Materials firms work to fortify supply chains during Corona Virus

PolyOne seeing minimal disruption from Corona virus

Corpus Christi Polymers seeing higher than expected construction costs at new PET plant

Virus concerns halt Shell plant construction in PA

Toray working to develop irradiation-crosslinked PE and PP

No major production cutbacks of material or downstream products yet


Weekly News Digest 3/16/2020


Weekly Resin Report: Caution spreads through spot market

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 3/6/2020

Crude Oil sees biggest drop in decades

BASF develops new expanded polypropylene foam grade that has improved surface appearance

APS Elastomers moving to larger facility

Idemitsu plans to open second plant to manufacture syndiotactic polystyrene

Domo Chemicals to build nylon compounding facility in China

Ingenia buys former LyondellBasell compounding plant in Texas

PolySource expands distribution into Europe

Eastman production in China impacted by Coronavirus



Weekly News Digest 3/9/2020


Weekly Resin Report: Commodity grade resins largely resilient amid market melt-down

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 2/28/2020

PVC, PP, PET bottle resin prices move in February

Clariant develops colorants for new automotive FAKRA connectors

Advansix expects 2020 to be challenging year

TPC begins to rebuild Port Neches butadiene extraction plant that suffered explosion in November

Polyplastics develops new glass filled PBT grade for high-voltage automotive components

SABIC launches chemical resistant PC copolymers for medical components

Interesting article about glass fiber reinforced acetal